23 Pineapples

April 4 - April 15, 2014

Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 6-9pm. Project Space

Portrait Society Gallery is pleased to present the work of 23 photographers in a charitable exhibition, 23 Pineapples, curated by recent Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design graduate, Grant Gill. The exhibition celebrates the tropical plant in all of its prospects by exploring concepts of color, design, humor and play within in the confines of contemporary photography.

 

On display will be the work of: Corey Bartle-Sanderson, Tara Bogart, Sara Clarken, Brock Davis, Clemens Fantur, Maxime Guyon, Emma Hartvig, Jon Horvath, Theron Humphrey, Georgia Lloyd, Katya Mamadjanian, Rene Mesman, Kevin J. Miyazaki, Alex de Mora, Alberto Moreu, Klaus Pichler, Naruemon Puriso, Saige Rowe, Kyle Seis, Michelle Sharp, Alexandra Smith, Marta Veludo, and Missy Ziebart.

While observing the king of all fruits, we are also inviting the community to extend a helping hand in supporting Milwaukee’s Hunger Task Force. The Hunger Task Force’s mission “believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. Hunger Task Force works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow.” Because of all the good they do for our community, and in the light of a food themed exhibition, proceeds made from the work on display will be donated to the organization.

The Hunger Task Force-Milwaukee: Locally founded, locally funded and locally run, for nearly 40 years we have been feeding Milwaukee. We’ve been a voice for the hungry, promoting socially sound policies that could end hunger in our community. We were founded in 1974 by a group of concerned parents worried about children going to school hungry. Then, in 1977, we responded to community need by opening a food bank to distribute free food to local charities that feed the hungry.